Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Love Baseball Trivia? Follow Bat Boys, Stat

You’ve seen them hit the upper decks, throw wicked fast balls and execute double plays with graceful efficiency, but did you know that some Houston Astros players get hyped listening to Bad Bunny and Drake? Or why Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Bailey Falter doesn’t have a walk-up song? That if he weren’t playing ball, New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor would be a dentist? Or the story behind San Diego Padres pitcher Sean Manaea’s tattoos?

Most of the reporting on the teams that made it to this year’s postseason—including the two now facing off in the World Series—doesn’t mention these kinds of fun facts. But Washington-Liberty High School alum Liam Holland and Yorktown alum Eric Shellhouse do. Bat Boys Baseball, the social media platform they created in 2020, is all about capturing players’ quirks, back stories and personalities.